Yes, there are a lot of soldered connections, but I'd also point out that most of the soldered connections you're talking about were done by a wave soldering machine rather than much more fallible human beings. I'd also point out that most of the same equipment will also have some crimped connections—which haven't failed at any greater a rate than the soldered ones you mention.
However, in the specific case the rest of us are discussing—user installed wiring on a boat—crimping is far more likely to result in a decent connection than is soldering.
You might want to open the stomach window you're using to see to get some air. The facts and the industry standards just don't support your statements or viewpoint.
Originally Posted by eolon
Wow, hot topic. Tragically, I have a job so I can't endlessly post superfluous minutia, maybe when I retire =)
Soldering = the Devil, yeah, we get it.
Of course, that doesn't exactly jive with solder traces on PC boards, does it? That solder runs just about everything in your life, from your computer, to your car, to your doorbell.
Anyhow, I'm sure you're right, I just thought you might be interested in an alternate opinion. Guess not.
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